The Pocono Mountains has been chosen by USA TODAY 10Best readers as the 8th Best Destination for Fall Foliage for 2020. The Poconos has now been recognized as one of the best spots to view the colorful leaves several years in a row.
“The Pocono Mountains are ablaze with hues of red, orange and yellow come autumn, thanks to the area’s 127 species of indigenous trees, plants and shrubs,” said USA TODAY 10Best. “Leaf peepers can hop in the car for a scenic cruise along Route 507 near Lake Wallenpaupack or climb aboard a fall foliage train.”
Nominees were chosen by a panel of experts including editors from USA TODAY and readers were able to cast their votes once daily on the 10Best.com website.
- When will the Poconos hit peak fall foliage? The Fall Foliage Forecast is updated weekly.
The Pocono Mountains will soon see those vibrant oranges, yellows and reds atop the trees throughout our four-county region. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau provides a fall foliage forecast updated every Thursday starting mid-September through the end of October that helps visitors and residents know where, when and how to experience the season and its brilliant views.
The fall season is just around the corner. There’s so much to do in the Pocono Mountains whether it’s by train, on the golf course, on the river or in the pumpkin patch, our region is proud to be recognized for being a top destination for fall foliage each year.
Before traveling, call your destination for any changes. Masks are mandatory in all PA public spaces. Social distance & quarantine after returning from an area with high amounts of virus cases.
Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at PoconoMountains.com or by phone at (570) 421-5791. Follow @PoconoTourismPR on Twitter to stay current with up-to-date information. Established in 1934, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit membership organization. The PMVB is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Carbon in Northeastern Pennsylvania.